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21-23 March 2017   |  Lille Grand Palais Exhibition Centre, Lille, France

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SIFER Press Releases

  • The 10th SIFER exhibition more than lived up to expectations, attracting as it did some 4,900 visitors from 37 countries. Once again, the exhibition set the scene for wide-ranging and productive exchanges on the future of the industry, and for the establishment of strategic contacts and relationships. Among the issues addressed this year were: predictive maintenance, the modernisation of rail infrastructures, the formation of closer ties with other industrial sectors, in particular the aerospace sector, and competition from China and Japan.

  • 1999 – 2017: SIFER Celebrates its 10th edition

    07-Mar-2017 by: Mack Brooks France

    Staged every two years since 1999, SIFER provides a unique forum for visitors to gain insights into emerging trends, and for industry stakeholders to engage in strategic discussions. It also affords a glimpse of major developments to come in the railway industry. In response to the growing challenge of internationalisation, companies from all sectors of the industry are moving towards collaboration with a view to delivering global solutions to successfully respond to environmental, industrial and digital challenges.

  • At the 10th edition of SIFER, companies will be showcasing innovative projects inspired by best practices in the aerospace, aircraft, automobile and defence sectors. Geolocation, conductive materials and satellite data are just a few of the technologies and areas of know-how that will be driving the modernisation of the industry and the emergence of innovative solutions that will capture the imagination in the international arena.

  • Since 1999, SIFER has been a "hotbed" for the development of new business partnerships and opportunities. It also sets the stage for the emergence of future trends in rail transport. And this 10th edition confirms a trend that has emerged over the last two years, namely the formation of closer ties between stakeholders in the rail, aircraft manufacturing, aerospace and defence sectors. In 2017, for the first time, the French National Space Agency, CNES, will be joining the ranks of SIFER's Show Partners.

  • Countdown to the 10th edition of SIFER

    18-Oct-2016 by: Mack Brooks France

    Staged every two years since 1999, SIFER — the only international rail industry trade show in France — brings together stakeholders from across all sectors of the rail industry (major industry contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers and sub-contractors, public transport management authorities and operators) to meet face-to-face, exchange ideas and create new business opportunities.

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